Late Night

What's in the news 11 August

Review of the Week

'We're cheaper than McDonalds!'

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with Revolution boss Rob Pitcher to get his take on the week's news from inflation to late night closures and the opportunities for AI.

Release date: it is reported draft legislation for Martyn's Law is anticipated to be published early spring (image: Getty/djgunner)

Licensing hub - legal with Poppleson Allen

Martyn’s Law – What is it? Who does it apply to? When will it take effect?

By Alex Tomlinson, trainee solicitor, Poppleston Allen

With a view to stepping up the UK’s resilience to terrorism, the Government recently announced details for the Protect Duty, to be known as 'Martyn’s Law' in tribute of Martyn Hett, who alongside 21 others died in the Manchester Area terrorist...

Huge tragedy: two nightclubs a close amid soaring inflation  (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

Gov 'ripping the heart out of nightlife'

By Rebecca Weller

The Government is “ripping the heart out of nightlife” with the number of nightclubs declining as businesses await the Chancellors budget that has already “failed them twice before”, the Night-Time Industries Association (NTIA) has stated.

What's in the news 22 July?

Adaption will be key to survival

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with Lee Price operations director of the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth for his take on the week's news, from escalating costs to the rising temperatures.

Late night business: Rekom impressed with its innovation amid the pandemic

Publican Awards 2022

Best Late Night Operator sponsored by Kopparberg – Rekom

By The Morning Advertiser

Rekom, formerly Deltic, runs 47 venues including the Pryzm nightclub brand, bar operations and two restaurants. Its premises have licensed capacities ranging from 450 to 2,800 guests.

Almost 90,000 job losses since the start of the pandemic: One in five bouncers have left the security industry (Credit: Getty/ iunderhill)

One in five bouncers leave the industry

By Rebecca Weller

One in five bouncers have left the security industry and staff levels were at 80% compared to pre coronavirus levels, a City Hall report into London’s night-time economy has found.

Agonising impact: Covid Pass expansion would be

Late-night trade slashed by a quarter after Covid Pass rollout

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The implementation of Covid Passes has considerably impacted the Welsh hospitality sector, with late-night businesses experiencing a 26% drop in trade since the rollout, which costs businesses approximately £398 per week in added cost, a poll...

Which pub is best for late night?

GBPA Best Pub for Late Night: The Phoenix Arts Club

By Ed Bedington

Emerging from the ashes of the pandemic, the Phoenix Arts Club is celebrating after taking home a much deserved win in the Great British Pub Awards 2021, being declared the Best Pub for Late Night.

Publican Awards: The MA is calling for stories of excellence to send the message that hospitality matters.

Publican Awards aims to celebrate sector

By The Morning Advertiser

The coronavirus crisis has battered our sector, yet companies have remained resilient and strong, supporting their teams and customers. The Morning Advertiser (MA) aims to celebrate this with the launch of the Publican Awards.

Cultural change: 'pubs and restaurants have made headlines consistently over the past nine months, but the incredibly serious, potentially existential crisis, facing night clubs doesn’t seem to be penetrating the zeitgeist in the same way'


Night clubs 'unfortunate, unnoticed casualties' of coronavirus

By Stuart Stone

While the existential crisis facing night clubs hasn’t occupied as many column inches as the plight of pubs, a number of sector stakeholders believe that lights out for late nights out would change not just the complexion of the hospitality sector, but...

Trade insight: operators have told of their despair around the lack of clarity as to when late-night venues can reopen

Lights out for late night?

By Georgia Cronin, MCA

Having already provided your full name and contact details, you pass by the thermal imaging camera and through the personal protection tunnel, where you remain for five seconds to ensure the chlorine dioxide has thoroughly disinfected your clothes and...

Radio silence: the Government has yet to reveal when late-night venues can resume trading

Still no clarity on nightclub reopening date

By Nikkie Thatcher

While the Government has announced a slew of hospitality businesses can now reopen, it has remained tight-lipped on when the late-night sector venues can trade again.

The place to go: pubs are the most popular late-night venues for consumers

Pubs are most popular late-night venues

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs were the most popular late-night activity for adults of all ages, with just under a quarter (24.2%) of people spending the most money in pubs each month, new research from late-night operator Deltic has revealed.

ALMR Late Night Awards winners announced


ALMR Late Night Awards winners announced

By Nikkie Sutton

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has announced the winners of its Late Night Awards at a gala ceremony in London’s West End.

Peter Marks Deltic Group on late night nightclubs

'We want to work in partnership with councils and police'

By Peter Marks

When the Licensing Act 2003 finally became law, it changed everything. Whilst I don’t intend to detail all the changes, it’s safe to say that while there are some positives, there are also many negatives which still need to be addressed.

ALMR launches Late Night Award nominations


ALMR opens Late Night Award nominations

By Nikkie Sutton

The Association of Licensed Multiple (ALMR) has opened this year’s nominations for its Late Night Awards, which reward the best in the late-night sector business.

EMRO Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council leader says EMRO would only affect two nightclubs

By Ellie Bothwell

The leader of Blackpool Council has said the introduction of an early morning restriction order (EMRO) would only “lead to two nightclubs closing a couple of hours earlier” in the town, despite an influx of responses from the pub industry condemning the...

ALMR late night awards

ALMR announces Late Night Awards winners

By Ellie Bothwell

Be At One, Beds and Bars and Novus Leisure were among the winners at the first Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Late Night Awards.

Late night levy and EMROs become law

Late night levy and EMROs become law

By Michelle Perrett

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill that introduces the late night levy and early morning restriction orders (EMROs) received Royal Assent yesterday.

Noctis: will supermarkets be covered by late night levy?

Noctis blasts licensing reforms

By Ewan Turney

Late night trade group Noctis said it has "major issues" with the way the Government's licensing consultation has been conducted, believing it has...

Home Office: wants changes to licensing

Trade fears over 'done deal' on licensing

By Ewan Turney

It was a good, open meeting where the trade got to put its points across but concerns remain about whether the licensing overhaul is already a done...

Pub prices fell last year

Pub property prices plummet 20%

By Gemma McKenna

Pub property values plummeted 20% in 2009, compared to 11.6% in 2008 — that's according to Christie + Co.